New York -
I began at a young age collecting and sketching natural elements found on walks in the woods and along the seashores in Connecticut where I grew up. During my formal training in fine arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago I discovered my passion for sculpture and working with precious metals. I continued studying in Europe; while traveling in Copenhagen I participated in a workshop at Georg Jensen's studio, years later in Italy I was very fortunate to become friends with and be taught by artist and master goldsmith Manfred Bischoff, these experiences confirmed making jewelry would be my life-long love.
Remote destinations, off the beaten path, is where I find inspiration for new collections. When I submerse myself in the culture and natural beauty of an exceptional place --wether it be traveling to otherworldly Iceland or discovering a hidden beach on the Côte d'Azur to being mesmerized by teeny golden treasures at The MET-- I return to my studio budding with ideas. Once the ideas take form colorful gems and pearls bring them to life.'